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Arsenal fans have Thomas Partey transfer theory after Houssem Aouar breakthrough

Arsenal have reportedly made a breakthrough in talks with Houssem Aouar.

Telefoot Chaine, via Get French Football News, claim that the Lyon midfielder has agreed terms with the Gunners – although he would reportedly prefer a move to Juventus or Barcelona.

The Gunners are now set to hold further talks with Lyon over a transfer for the player.

It has led fans to speculate that the Gunners may be tying up a deal for Aouar before activating major target Thomas Partey’s release clause.

The Gunners now face the task of negotiating with Lyon over a deal for Aouar.

Yet Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas doubts whether Arsenal have the funds needed to sign the player.

Aulas is said to want £54million for the France Under-21 international, who was a key part of Lyon’s side last season.

Speaking to Le Progres, Aulas said that the Gunners were feeling the pinch of the coronavirus like other clubs are.

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